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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Terri Murphy  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Illustrator



Illinois Connection

Murphy was raised in Chicago and attended The American Academy of Art in Chicago. She works in Prospect Heights.

Biographical and Professional Information

Terri Murphy is an illustrator for children’s books, magazines and educational materials. In addition to illustrating children’s media, Terri divides her time as a part-time children’s librarian at the Prospect Heights Public Library and the Illinois Illustrators Network coordinator for SCBWI. In 2010, she began a venture of facilitating traveling art workshops for kids, where she takes what she’s learned in the studio and applies it to children’s art projects. She has presented Young Artists Workshops to library groups, art camps, and at senior centers.In 2013, Murphy was the premier artist for the Illinois Library Association’s iREAD summer reading program in all three categories, youth, young adult and adults. Her art was featured in all Illinois libraries, and on U.S.A. military base libraries in 24 countries. Her work was highlighted again for the Illinois Library Association's 2018 iREAD Children's poster.

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